Clark Kent, a 10-year-old swimmer dubbed ‘Superman’ has beaten a record held by pool legend Michael Phelps for 23 years.
The American icon, with 23 Olympic gold medals, set 39 world records before retiring but a junior best for the 100-metre butterfly has just been smashed.
AFP or licensors Clark Kent is the new superstar of American swimming Clark Kent, 10, beats Michael Phelps swimming record by a whole second
In 1995, at the Far West International Championship in California, Phelps set the bar with a time cose to 1min 10secs.
But over two decades later, Kent dived in to shave over a second off over a second with a stunning time of 1min 9.38secs.
The wunderkid won all seven of the races he entered and told CBS it’s all down to positive thinking.
He said: “If I have positive thoughts, then positive things will happen.
Reuters Michael Phelps has probably lost count of his medal haul